siz·able | \ˈsī-zə-bəl \
variants: or sizeable

Definition of sizable 

: fairly large : considerable a sizable donation

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Other Words from sizable

sizableness noun
sizably \ˈsī-zə-blē \ adverb

Examples of sizable in a Sentence

a sizable portion of the population He won by a sizable margin.

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Lisbon, Portugal, for example, is now home to sizable and visible Brazilian, Cape Verdean, and Angolan populations. Jesse J. Holland And Russell Contreras,, "Trump draws fierce criticism for saying immigration is 'changing the culture' of Europe for worse," 14 July 2018 Several years into the study, a casino opened on a local Cherokee reservation, and families in the tribe received sizable checks thereafter. Kevin Lewis,, "Electoral impacts of robot workers," 13 July 2018 Several other cases have involved sizable damages, including a $417 million verdict reached by jurors in Los Angeles County Superior Court last year. New York Times, "Johnson & Johnson Told to Pay $4.7 Billion in Baby Powder Lawsuit," 12 July 2018 How long before the Hornets have a chance to create some sizable payroll flexibility? Rick Bonnell, charlotteobserver, "Your Charlotte Hornets questions on salary cap, Cody Zeller, Tony Parker and more," 12 July 2018 The July rent report continues to be a tale of modest monthly increases juxtaposed with more sizable year-over-year growth, according to the apartment tracker Zumper. Shannon Rooney,, "Philadelphia is the 16th most expensive U.S. city for renters in July," 7 July 2018 However, the unrelenting attacks on me personally, my family, are unprecedented and have taken a sizable toll on all of us. Dara Lind, Vox, "Read Scott Pruitt’s totally unapologetic resignation letter," 5 July 2018 Washington was known for racking up sizable tabs after buying drinks for friends. Amanda Cargill, Smithsonian, "What Did the Founding Fathers Eat and Drink as They Started a Revolution?," 3 July 2018 Whenever Musk or one of his rivals sends up a spacecraft, the carriers which operate closer to the ground must avoid large swaths of territory and incur sizable expenses. Justin Bachman,, "The Billionaire Space Race Is Making Life Difficult for Airlines," 27 June 2018

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First Known Use of sizable

1613, in the meaning defined above

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English Language Learners Definition of sizable

: fairly large


variants: or sizeable \ˈsī-zə-bəl \

Kids Definition of sizable

: fairly large a sizable contribution

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